Alicia is 64 years old and lives in Balintawak, Tukuran, Zamboanga del Sur. She is married with seven children.
Alicia has a buy and sell business and earns approximately PHP 25,000.00 each month doing this type of work. She has a requested loan to buy 50 bags of rice to sell.
Alicia has been a member of PMPC for 5 years. In the future, Alicia hopes to expand from her rice buy and sell business into different products.
About Paglaum Multi-Purpose Cooperative
Paglaum Multi-Purpose Cooperative (PMPC) was founded in 1992 by the beneficiaries, parents and staff of the Paglaum Community Development Foundation to address economic and livelihood activities for sustainability. The organization operates in the northwestern provinces of Mindanao and Visayas.
In the local vernacular, “paglaum” means “hope.” The initial foundation is dedicated to child development through a holistic approach. The goal is to build self-reliance and expand opportunity so the poorest of the poor can help themselves.